A dubious streak for the A’s finally came to an end on Thursday.
Oakland won its first playoff elimination game since Game 7 of the 1973 World Series, ending a nine-game losing streak in such elimination games.
The A’s fell behind 3-0 early, but a monster home run from catcher Sean Murphy and some command issues for the Chicago White Sox pitching staff helped the A’s climb back and secure the 6-4 victory, advancing to the ALDS, where the rival Houston Astros await.
Liam Hendriks on A's dubious record of 9 straight losses in playoff elimination games: "It’s not one of the streaks you kind of like to focus on. It’s not something that I know of, personally. But at the end of the day, we’ve lost two in a row, like now. And that’s two too many."— Phil Barber (@Skinny_Post) October 3, 2019
Almost exactly a year later, the streak is no more for the A’s.